Chinese males with bad living habits have more health-related ailments, say expertsNovember 14th, 2007 - 3:01 am ICT by admin
Zhang Kan, another psychologist, was quoted by The China Daily as saying that: “Men have shorter life expectancy than womenan undeniable part of the reason lies in the psychology”.
Professor Gu Jun from the Shanghai University said men frequently are burdened with the pressure of changing social circumstances with work, marriage troubles, and at times difficulties with children.
Shanghai Women’s Federation (SWF) found that some 20 percent of complaints it received were from men.
This has sparked calls from some quarters that there was a need for a federation for men.
Other statistics show men have a general laxsidasical attitude towards health issues. Figures from the 411 Hospital in Shanghai showed that 90 percent of men don’t know they should or believe they should have an annual health check. Twenty percent of men never do any kind of physical exercise.
Many claimed they did not want to exercise because they were busy, tired, or focused too much on other “more important” matters. Men, more than women are also more likely drink, smoke and get ill.
Huang Qiming, a urologist with 411 Hospital said occurrences of male diseases such as prostate problems, tumors on the genitals, and male sterility, were rising. Common diseases like cardiovascular problems kill more men than women, he added. (ANI)
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